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Witherspoon, Rhimes among founders of anti-harassment group

In this file photo, creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes attends the 300th
In this file photo, creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes attends the 300th "Grey's Anatomy" Episode Celebration on November 4, 2017, in Hollywood, California. Rhimes is among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up.
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In this file photo, creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes attends the 300th
In this file photo, actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Premiere of Fox Searchlight's "Wild" at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Witherspoon is among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up.
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In this file photo, creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes attends the 300th
In this filer photo, actress Jennifer Aniston attends the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Aniston is among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up.
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In this file photo, creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes attends the 300th
Actress Viola Davis is among the donors to the Time's Up legal defense fund.
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In this file photo, creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes attends the 300th
Actress Meryl Streep is among the donors to the Time's Up legal defense fund.
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In this file photo, creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes attends the 300th
Producer J.J. Abrams is among the donors to the Time's Up legal defense fund.
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Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up.

The initiative (www.timesupnow.com) was launched Monday with an open letter vowing support for women in the entertainment business and beyond, from janitors to health care workers. Time's Up will include a legal defense fund and will advocate for legislation combatting workplace harassment.

Time's Up also is backing the movement for women to wear black, in solidarity with those who have been sexually harassed, at Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony.

Donators to Time's Up defense fund range from Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift to J.J. Abrams and Viola Davis.

Dozens of men have faced harassment and assault allegations in recent months, including Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose and Kevin Spacey.